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They moved to Fingerbone take care of the girls and reminded the girls every now and then about the lives that they had given up and left behind for the girls' well wishes. Both these characters are cleverly depicted so that they are kind and amusing at the same time, and their absence is not missed. The conversations between the aunts and the sisters were designed to be one of a kind and extremely funny. However, these two don't seem to be cut out for the job, taking care of two girls seems to be a lot for these two. They are weighed down by the responsibility that comes with it, conjure up almost every frightful situation that they could about the circumstances they might face and end up running back to their comfortable lives in San Francisco, after luring a mysterious relative in the form of Aunt Sylvie who…
Housekeeping, by Marilynne obinson [...] how uth and Lucille begin to be distinguished from each other somewhere in the middle of the book, and identify the point at which this differentiation occurs. It will also describe and discuss the differences in personality and behavior that emerges between them, and explain how we as readers, are supposed to interpret these differences.
obinson's novel received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Later, it was also made into a film. obinson grew up in Idaho, and this novel, set in Idaho during the mid 1900s is not only a study of women, the times, and loss, it also highlights some of the beautiful natural areas where the novel is set, on the shores of Fingerbone Lake. The novel begins, "I grew up with my younger sister, Lucille, under the care of my grandmother, Mrs.…
Gottfried, Amy S. Historical Nightmares and Imaginative Violence in American Women's Writings. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Meese, Elizabeth A. Crossing the Double-Cross: The Practice of Feminist Criticism. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.
Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. New York: Bantam Books, 1980.
Vorda, Allan. face-to-face: Interviews with Contemporary Novelists. 1st ed. Houston, TX: Rice University Press, 1993.
Te Housekeeping Service department of Ruger Clinic is a multispecialty practice in Toledo, Oio. Direct costs in 2007 aggregated to $100,000. Tese costs must be allocated to Ruger's tree revenue-producing patient services departments using te direct metod. Two cost drivers are under consideration: patient services revenue and ours of ousekeeping services used. Te patient services departments generated $5 million in total revenues in 2007, and to support tese clinical activities, tey used 5,000 ours of ousekeeping services.
Ruger's Clinic over a 12-mont operating cycle accumulated direct and variable costs. Te value of te cost pool us $100,000 and is a function of two cost drivers, patient services revenue and ours of ousekeeping services. Patient services and ousekeeping equally contributed to te cost pool at a montly cost of $4,167.67.
Te cost allocation rate is ratio of revenue or cost into te number of labour ours. Wen patient services…
Sexual Harassment in the hotel housekeeping department by Oliveira and Ambrosio is an exploratory paper on the incidence of sexual harassment of hotel housekeeping staff in Portugal. The idea of the paper comes from the case of the harassment of a maid in New York by a French politician. This makes the topic of the paper both timely and relevant within the larger context of both human resources study in the hospitality industry and in studies of sexual harassment. The study appears to be unique, particularly as it focuses on Portugal. The authors were able to determine that a high number of housekeepers at hotels in Portugal have experienced some form of sexual harassment. The authors further determined many critical factors that contribute to the high rate of harassment.
The authors' work helps to build a body of knowledge about the subject, and can be used in conjunction with other…
Oliveira, I. & Ambrosio, V. (2013). Sexual harassment in the hotel housekeeping department. International Journal of Management Cases. Vol. 15 (4) 180-192.
Housekeeping Theft: The Westin Arlington Gateway
Overview of Westin Arlington Gateway
The company under research is called Westin Arlington Gateway. Westin Arlington Gateway is an international hotel found in Virginia. Westin Arlington Gateway is one of the global hotels that have captured the state-of-the-art formation. Westin Arlington Gateway is found in Virginia, one of the mega cities in the world with massive tourism growth and vibrant human activity. The hotel offers a variety of products and services that are designed to meet the customer preferences and tastes. At Westin Arlington Gateway, everything is done for the sake of the customer. The customer, who is the most important person in the hotel, is assisted to feel at best at all times. For instance, this year, Westin Arlington Gateway has introduced the Westin Well-Being Movement (Colbert, 2012). This will be a global initiative used to create awareness for the customers as they…
Colbert, J. (2012). Virginia: Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places. Guilford, CT: Gpp Travel.
Cost 2102 International Training School, & Esposito, A. (2010). Development Of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening And Synchrony: Second COST 2102 International Training School, Dublin, Ireland, March 23-27, 2009; Revised Selected Papers. Berlin: Springer.
HotelBusiness. (1992). Hauppauge, NY: ICD Publications.
Outsourcing' -- What is it?
'Outsourcing' in a hospitality context means hiring outside contractors to do the work ordinarily done by departments in your own hotel. According to Vitasek, 'Early outsourcing helped companies realize balance sheet improvements, access lower-cost labor and often improve productivity'. Because of these advantages, outsourcing continues to be practiced in hotels today, and newer and better models for outsourcing have been introduced as well. Clearly, outsourcing is here to stay: the practice has been steadily increasing in the industry every year (Yetzer 2010).
Impact of Outsourcing within Hotels
Outsourcing is an issue of great debate in the hotel industry. Some hotel employees feel a sense of loyalty to their hotel and may see outsourcing as a sort of intrusion on their turf for the benefit of saving money. This can lower morale in the workplace. Others can understand the value of outsourcing and accept it as…
Bair, A 2012, Eight ways to add efficiency to your hotel's housekeeping and laundry department, viewed 7 May 2012,
Darnell, C 2012, Contract cleaners? No way? Viewed 7 May 2012,
62), a society with "shallow-rooted" norms (p. 177), a "meager and difficult place" as opposed to the expansive way Ruth wishes to grow as a woman. (p. 178) Helen's storm inside, this mother's crisis of identity, has parallels not with Baldwin's women, but with characters such as the Reverend Henry, whose anger at hite society can only be expressed in a eulogy over his beloved son's casket. Extremity in both the apparently placid Henry and Helen brings forth rage and despair, but while at least Henry's male rage is life-affirming, urging his community to go on in the face of the death of a young person, Helen's actions are regressive, infantile, returning to her father, and do not occur as an act of social protest.
The gendered constructions of mourning and identity formulation for Helen's daughters Ruth and Lucille also indicate the limited repertoire the Housekeeping society provides for women…
Baldwin, James. "Blues for Mister Charlie." New York: Vintage, 2001.
Robinson, Marilynn. Housekeeping. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1981.
Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Strongly Disagree 6. N/a
My check out was conducted in a fast, friendly, and efficient manner.
1. Strongly agree 2. Agree 3. Neutral 4. Disagree 5. Strongly Disagree 6. N/a
Semantic differential scale
Rate you feelings on the following aspects of your stay:
Convenience of hotel to desired destination:
Very convenient Somewhat convenient About what I expected Somewhat inconvenient Very inconvenient
Friendliness and helpfulness of hotel staff:
Very friendly and helpful Somewhat friendly and helpful No strong feelings
Not very friendly or helpful Not friendly or helpful at all
Value for quality of room and services:
Great value for money Good value for money Same as similar hotels
Poor value Extremely poor value
Quality of housekeeping -- cleanliness of rooms:
Extremely clean Very clean Somewhat clean
Not clean at all
Other housekeeping issues -- discretion, respect, service:
Extremely satisfied Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied…
Property and life insurance are complex issues with details that are relevant to any policy holder and invaluable for all policy holders to look into. There comes a point in time when it is important for a person to buy life, or property insurance. This is particularly so for a single parent who wants to care for her children in the eventuality of her death or for a business owner who wants to insure his property in the event of accident. The terminology and details of both property and life insurance are, however, complex and mathematically abstruse. The following essay takes up some concerns of both and vivifies, as well as teaches certain aspects of life insurance, via examples.
The first section concerns property insurance. The second exercise talks about life insurance.
Co-insurance clause refers to a splitting or spreading of risk among multiple parties in…
Investopedia Life Insurance Clauses Determine Your Coverage http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/06/lifeinsuranceclauses.asp#axzz2NucL9nQm
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Statement of situation: To manufacture 60 lockers with the IPA to help facilitate ease of use and access for workers and business patrons.
The use of Good Housekeeping and Organization to help smooth the progress of the overall installation of the lockers within the IPA. In addition, the GHO guidelines will help ensure a smooth installation process to better reduce unexpected building costs.
Financial Benefit: Less employee to employee theft within the IPA. With lockers, employees and patrons now have a safe and secure location to place belongings or items. In addition, the lockers can help reduce storage costs associated with bulk items in use within the IPA. Lockers can ultimately increase worker productivity as equipment is stored in a single, secure location. Workers who otherwise are forced to store items in sporadic areas throughout the IPA now have a convenient point of access for important work materials.…
Personal Statement: Radiologic Technology Program
To me, there is nothing more fulfilling and exciting than being part of a team that alleviates the suffering of others. Unknown to many, mostly those serving in other professions, working in the medical field has its own unique challenges. It is the realization that mine is a unique role - a role that involves helping others -- that motivates me to keep working in this noble field. It is this same reason that motivates me to become a radiologic technologist. In addition to matching my skill-set, the radiologic technology field does, to a large extent, match my experience -- spanning over seven years in a healthcare setting. In the final analysis therefore, successful completion of the Radiologic Technology Program at GAMA will be a logical step towards the further development and enhancement of my career in the medical arena. Indeed, professional growth in the…
Financial atios From Income Statements:
Accounting in hospitality management is carried out to identify and document financial issues and produce information regarding an organization's assets, liabilities, and investments. Through this process, the management of a hospitality establishment understands and interprets financial ratios, which are crucial for basic control of operations in the establishments. Some of the most important financial ratios in hospitality accounting include average daily rate, occupancy percentage, room sales to total sales, cost of food sold percentage, profit margins for rooms and F&B, housekeeping cost per occupied room, and cost of beverage sold percentage. These financial ratios can be determined or worked out from a company's income statements or operational data (Casado, 2006, p.103). For the 310-room hotel in Costa Mesa, California, the Occupancy percentage is 7,755: 310 = 25.02%
Cost of labor percentage for rooms is 103,202: 437,433 = 23% for F&B is 113,349: 302,188 = 37.5%…
Casado, M.A. (2006). Hospitality Accounting. In Hospitality management: a capstone course
(chap 9, pp.97-105). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
They went into a spending frenzy that would carry them though the next decade. They bought houses, started families and settled down to a life of normalcy after a decade of chaos. Illustrations began to return to resemble that of fine are of earlier times.
The Invitation. Ben Stahl. Date unknown magazine photo. Al Parker. Date unknown
ise of the Atomic Age (1950-1960)
The prosperity that came with the end of the war continued into the new decade. Americans attempted to settle into a life or normalcy. There was a significant return to traditional gender roles, as many women were forced back into the household and the men went off to work as usual. Women, now used to providing for themselves represented a new target market. To fill their days they read the "seven sisters" (McCall's, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, edbook, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, and Women's Day). These magazines began…
Crow, T. 2006. The Practice of Art History in America. Daedalus. 135, no. 2. Questia Database.
"Jesse Wilcox Smith" 2000. http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/jwsmith.htm
Reed, Walter and Reed, Roger. 2008. The History of Illustration. Society of Illustrators. Online. http://societyillustrators.org/about/history/283.cms
Murphy, J. 2007. Making Virtual Art Present. Afterimage. 35, no. 2. Questia Database.
I would have preferred to continue with the initial plans.
5. It is difficult to develop international careers in the case of dual careers couples. I think it depends mostly on the type of careers of the people in the couple. Technical jobs are the most flexible types of careers. Technicians can adapt professionally in any country. But jobs that depend on countries' cultures are less flexible. These can be jobs in marketing, certain types of management, jobs in culture, education, advertising, and others. Therefore it is important to determine the flexibility of the job, the differences between the same job in different countries, and the importance of these differences (Brislin, 2008).
6. Companies can significantly influence the success of their employees' jobs in different countries. This is because their success relies on the conditions they have there. Companies should provide the resources necessary in the case of these employees…
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These research methods adopt different instruments depending on the suitability of the event.
In the following situations, decide whether you would use a personal interview, telephone survey, or self-administered questionnaire. Give your reasons.
In the first scenario, it would be appropriate to use self-administered questions to reveal the underlying issues concerning the research questions. This is because the target population is large. The experiment seeks to uncover extra information to supplement the research question. This makes it crucial to adopt the use of self-administered questionnaires during the study. The second scenario would require application of personal interview or self-administered questionnaires. This is because the geographical coverage of the study is appropriate for any of the two options or research methods. The third scenario would allow the company to maximize the benefits of telephone survey in seeking to unveil the reasons behind the research questions. This is because the geographical arrangement…
Cooper, D.R., & Schindler, P.S. (2011). Business research methods. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
Hinchey, P.H. (2008). Action research primer. New York: Peter Lang.
Kothari, C.R. (2005). Research methodology: Methods & techniques. New Delhi: New Age
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THE SIX STAKEHOLDES GOUPS FO IVEVIEW EGIONAL MEDICAL
The six stakeholder groups for the iverview egional Medical Center are as follows: clerical staff, medical laboratory technicians, nurses, housekeeping staff, patients, and physicians. The hospital is comprised of 700 people who all play as stakeholders for the hospital.
TAGETS MAKET OF EXISTING POGAMS AND THE GAPS IN MC MAKETING STATEGY
An addition added to the MC is the Heartburn Treatment Center. A nurse manager is utilized in the Heartburn Treatment which is similar to that of the management model used in the ED. PH monitoring, which uses the Bravo capsule, is considered one of the diagnostic procedures. This procedure is used on qualified patients, and the Nurse First program stressed the role of the hospital's commitment to the care of the patient. Usually, the nurse is the first person viewed by the patient in the ED, not individuals that…
Swayne, L.E., Duncan, J., & Ginter, P.M. (2009). Strategic management of healthcare organizations (6th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Cohn, K.H. & Harlow, D.C. (2009). Field-tested strategies for physician recruitment and contracting.
MANAGE'S BEHAVIO MEMO
Management Behavior Imagine a midlevel sales manager InterClean, Inc. -level managersunder responsibility. In response a merger place EnviroTech, instructed
InterClean Sales Managers
Overview of Manager's Behavior
With the upcoming merger after InterClean, Inc. acquired EnviroTech, the managers' role will be to ensure a smooth merger and their role during this merger is very important for its success. To ensure that the company meets its post-acquisition goals, the managers' abilities to manage the upcoming changes skillfully is required. Most managers are not aware of how their behavior affects the employees. The success of this merger and employee productivity is critical, and managers should know its success lies in the relationship between employee performance and leadership behavior Norgard & Skodvin, 2002.
Modeling the way is one of the methods to ensure employee productivity according to a study in employee effectiveness and leadership behavior. Therefore, to have productive employees,…
Larsson, R., & Finkelstein, S. (1999). Integrating Strategic, Organizational, and Human Resource Perspectives on Mergers and Acquisitions: A Case Survey of Synergy Realization. Organization Science, 10(1), 1-26.
Norgard, J.D., & Skodvin, O.-J. (2002). The Importance of Geography and Culture in Mergers: A Norwegian Institutional Case Study. Higher Education, 44(1), 73-90.
However, none was found that centered on small hotels in China. This research add to the existing body of research by providing an assessment of the balanced scorecard method in this special business setting. The information obtained by this study will help to make small hotels in China more competitive and able to compete well into the future.
This research will play an important role in the development of the small hotel business in China in several important ways. It will help them to see what areas of their business need improvement, it will help them to pinpoint specific problems within their organization. It will help to bring weakness from obscurity into the forefront where solutions can be found. It will also show them their strengths and the area that could be developed for even greater prosperity in the future. This research will help small hotels to develop long-term vision…
Alleyne, P., Doherty, I. And Greenidge, D. (2006). Approaches to HRM in the Barbados Hotel Industry. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 18, 2, 94 -- 109.
Balanced Scorecard Institute. 2009. Balanced Scorecard Basics. [Online]. Available at: http://www.balancedscorecard.org/BSCResources/AbouttheBalancedScorecard/tabid/55/Default.aspx
Business and Strategy Insight for You. 2009. [Online]. Available at: http://strategy-insight.blogspot.com/2008/12/balanced-scorecards-case-study-in.html
Chen, C.N. And Ting, S.C. 2002. A Study Using the Grey System Theory to Evaluate the Importance of Various Service Quality Factors', the International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 19, 6, 838 -- 861.
One of the most important decisions that need to be taken is regarding the number of cleaning employees that are required and the frequency at which the cleaning will be conducted. These are all about the public areas where the house keeping has to be active. They also have to look after the guest room areas. The area near the guest rooms consist of the elevators through which the guests will be traveling, the corridors which they will use to reach their rooms, the stairwells through which also the guests may go and finally the guest rooms themselves. (Housekeeping)
Well one can say that the other areas are semi-public while the rooms are absolutely private, and in those the cleaning has to be done in agreement with the guest or in their absence. After cleaning, it has to be realized that the housekeeping staff are the only persons from the…
Facility Engineering and Maintenance. Retrieved from http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/1010/1034988/1 . Accessed 30 August, 2005
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I learned that different people expect different things at hotels, for example, many of our British guests arrived with their own towels, while many of our North American guests were never satisfied with our air conditioning services, despite the fact that many of our local guests found the hotel to be too cold.
2. It is important to be aware of the cultures involved in one's staff. This comes into play a lot with respect to planning social events, which are important for developing staff morale. Yet, something very well intended can go the wrong way if cultural issues are not take into consideration. For example, we had many different cultures working at our hotel, which meant that we had many different dietary needs. This made planning parties very challenging with respect to choosing a menu that was appropriate for all cultures. It was important to understand which foods were…
Do not sit on the bottom of the tub, this causes too much bending of the hip. Use liquid soap to avoid dropping the bar of soap. A long-handles bath sponge will help in bathing below the knees."
The necessary precautions for the post-operative housekeeping process, according to the Center for Patient and Community Education (2009), "sit for rest breaks as needed. Slide objects along the countertop rather than carrying then. Use a utility cart with wheels to transfer items to and from the table. Attach a bag or basket to your walker or wear a fanny pack to carry small items. Use a long-handled reacher to reach objects on the floor. emove all throw rugs and long electrical cords to avoid tripping in your home. Watch out for slippery/wet areas on the floor." (Center for Patient and Community Education, 2009) Certainly watch out for slippery floors if pets are…
Case-Smith, J. (2003). Outcomes in hand rehabilitation using occupational therapy services. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 409-506
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Cipriano, L.E., Chesworth, B.M., Anderson, C.K., & Zaric, G.S. (2007). Predicting joint replacement waiting times. Health Care Management Science, 10(2), 195. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/227985557?accountid=13044
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Since the ABC method is more apt to associate the correct costs to the processes that utilize them then it allows for more accurate billing to the clients. For example, an x-ray process can be broken down into four primary cost drivers, administrative check-in, patient exposure, patient return, and film processing, which can be accounted for and billed based on usage for each separate process.
ABC Costing at estmount
Given a reasonable amount of gross margin that should be expected in the industry (GMB, 2006) the gross margin should of provide a return of over 490,000 worth of profit on the financial statement. Therefore either there must be more revenue or better controls on costs; most likely a combination of the two. The calculation is as follows:
The current costing arrangement at estmount depended completely on the square footage of the residents unit. Thus it is reasonable to anticipate that…
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The skills that I took away from this experience were those of networking, and budgeting. But most importantly, the leadership skill was a valuable skill that I obtained from this internship. If I could only choose one skill learnt in this internship, it will be the leadership skill which seemed very paramount in the running of any business outlet. Without a strong foundation of leadership skill, one cannot lead the company to a high level; he cannot inspire the employees to do a better job, nor to lead the company out of harsh time.
Relating my studies to this internship, I was indeed qualified to participate in this internship because I am an open minded person. I do not get offended by people pointing out my weaknesses which I am always grateful for and willing to improve or change. I loved to hear either positive or negative feedbacks…
estin Arlington Gateway
Situational Analysis of estin Arlington Gateway
The customers that patronize the estin Arlington Gateway cannot be easily stereotyped or generalized, even though this is an expensive hotel. Typically the guests at the hotel include: a) the business traveler in his mid-fifties; b) the science instructor visiting the National Science Foundation nearby; c) the family visiting ashington D.C. (and the famous sites) with two children; and d) and the recent college graduate applying for an internship at the Smithsonian. For the recent graduate, Arlington is ranked #1 for the Best Places for Recent Grads to Find Jobs, according to the Arlington Economic Development website. Arlington is also ranked #6 among the top 10 healthiest cities, and this appeals to the person or family that care about clean air, public transportation and efficient services.
As for the family with two children (who also have a gentle dog that the…
Arlington Economic Development (2016). Economic Indicators / Information on Arlington's Economy. Retrieved April 12, 2016, from http://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com .
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2016, from http://www.chargerback.com .
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estin Arlington Gateway
The company being researched is the estin Arlington Gateway, located at 801 North Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia. The estin Arlington Gateway is one of more than 200 hotels and resorts located worldwide owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts orldwide, and the company boasts in its corporate website that "everything we do is designed to help you feel your best." In fact, in 2016 the company has launched the "estin ell-Being Movement," a smart marketing strategy for guests weary from the stress of traveling in a world where social and political conflicts are very real. The well-being movement pitches this to travelers that they will "Sleep ell, Eat ell, Move ell, Feel ell, ork ell, and Play ell" (estin).
The estin Arlington Gateway is just a few minutes from ashington, D.C., and access to the nation's capitol is available by train at the Ballston Metro Station (just…
Charterback.com. (2015). The Lost and Found Solutions Company. Retrieved March 19,
2016, from http://www.chargerback.com .
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Goff, K.G. (2009). Brides get a bargain, help the sick, too. The Washington Times. Retrieved March 19, 2016, from http://www.washingtontimes.com .
HSMS Gap Analysis and Hazard Identification Risk Assessments
Description of APM Terminals
Review of the Health and Safety Management System
Health and Welfare Hazards
Physical Hazard -- Working at Height - Scaffolding
Health & Welfare Hazard -- Noise
Action Plan 1 - Management System
Action Plan 2 -- Hazards and Risks
Barbour Checklist: BS OHSAS 18001 Audit Checklist
Occupational health and safety management has numerous benefits for business, not only an employer's duty of care, a legal and moral obligation but also critical part of business equal in importance to other business functions like finance, marketing and production. When health and safety is embedded as part of business, results would be, good company image and reputation, better employee motivation and morale, improved efficiency and ultimately increased profitability.
The implementation of a sound health, safety and environment (HSE)…
The union thus acts as an advocate for worker's legal rights, including their right not to be subject to drug tests as well (although this issue is far more contentious, given that Xanitos also argues that testing is required from the point-of-view of patient safety.
A more controversial drug testing issue is prohibiting all workers from using tobacco, a controversial practice that has become increasingly common amongst healthcare establishments. "More hospitals and medical businesses in many states are adopting strict policies that make smoking a reason to turn away job applicants, saying they want to increase worker productivity, reduce health care costs and encourage healthier living" (Sulzberger 2011: 1). However, the union argues "such policies are a slippery slope -- that if they prove successful in driving down health care costs, employers might be emboldened to crack down on other behavior by their workers, like drinking alcohol, eating fast food…
Green, Laura. (2010, November 5). Housekeepers union files lawsuit against St. Mary's Medical
Center. The Sun Sentinel. Retrieved February 22, 2011 at http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-11-05/news/fl-nurses-lawsuit-20101105_1_hospital-workers-housekeepers-union-contract
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In addition to sexual intercourse and its variations, sexual liberation refers to the universe of human issues affecting all genders. America was propelled from the sexual enslavement of the 1950's to considerably increased sexual liberation of the 1980's and beyond. Two significant events of the 1960's that contributed to sexual liberation were the FDA approval of The Pill and the birth of the omen's Liberation Movement.
Sexual Suppression of the 1950's
An examination of liberation should begin with the sexual slavery of the 1950's. By current standards, sexual suppression was a numbing fact of 1950's America, particularly for women. For example, the legendary "Good ife's Guide" (Housekeeping Monthly, 1955) spouts standards that are otherworldly by today's norms. Perhaps its most oppressive statement is "A good wife always knows her place" (Housekeeping Monthly, 1955), though the guide serves up plenty of other now-hilarious goodies. "Assisting" housebound married women in…
Dekkers, O. (1971, December 12). National Women's political caucus. Retrieved on June 15, 2012 from proquest.umi.com Web site: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=23&did=659219891&SrchMode=1&sid=4&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1339792329&clientId=14844
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Vebell was interested in art from a very early age and he attended the Harrison Art School at the age of 14 where he excelled at life drawings. When he graduated from high school, Vebell won three art scholarships and he attended all three schools -- moving from each throughout the day. He launched his professional illustration career in a busy Chicago agency and then enlisted in World War II. It was not long after this that he was recruited to create images for the Stars and Stripes, a military publication that had also featured Norman ockwell's drawings during World War I. In 1945, he participated in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial as a courtroom artists, capturing the likenesses of Goering, Hess, Speer, and ibbentrop (now in the collections of the Museum of the Holocaust in Washington, D.C.). He created paintings and drawings for mass circulation magazines like eaders Digest,…
Arisman, Marshall. "Wilson McLean: 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee." Society of Illustrators. Accessed on November 17, 2010:
Fame/Current-Inductees/2010 -- Wilson-McLean.aspx
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Improving School Lunches
Classical argument paper:
The need for improvements in school lunches
Children consume over 50% of their calories in school. This surprising statistic underlines the importance of providing healthy school lunches to our nation's students. However, the nutritional quality of school lunches remains, by any standard, abysmal. A recent study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine "found girls who participated in the school lunch program gained weight faster than those who did not participate" (Flynn 2011). Given these sobering statistics, the U.S. government recently set new standards for the meals served as part of the National School Lunch Act to make student's lunches lower in calories and healthier. Many of these changes were controversial. However, given the extremity of the nation's obesity crisis, particularly in low-income communities where children rely upon free or subsidized lunches in school (and in some cases, breakfast as well), it…
O'Keeffe, Gwenn S. (2010). Liquid calories and school lunches. Better Health Network.
Individuals performed low-level jobs (that is, jobs with low prestige, low salaries, and a narrow range of required skills and duties), on the other hand, are generally not satisfied with their jobs and would welcome an increased range of responsibilities. Thus the concept of an universal healthcare worker is especially relevant in a medical context in which a very high degree of the care is provided by personnel who are neither doctors or nurses. Such a locale that is ideal for the insertion of a universal healthcare worker is a long-term care facility.
Increasing the job satisfaction of workers in long-term care facilities is especially important because such facilities experience very high turnover rates. This is expensive for the institution, stressful on the workers, and traumatic for the patients.
While some assisted living facilities still operate within this model the industry as a whole is moving toward a more "holistic"…
Kolus, K. (2010). Activities angst. Retrieved from http://www.ltlmagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications::Article&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=4EC15B97B92D47EEA1AE40DF0E4C8292 .
Peter Senge and the Learning Organization.
Widdes, T. (1996). Assisted living's universal worker. Nursing Homes.
For example, Torvald often refers to his wife as a "squirrel," indicating that she spends a great deal of money. She has to hide the macaroons that she purchases and wipe the evidence from her mouth when she asks him to come see what she has bought. At first, Torvald replies, "Don't disturb me," (Ibsen 1) and closes the office door. He then returns with a pen in his hand, questioning her. "Bought, did you say? All these things? Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?"
In addition, Torvald makes statements like, "That is like a woman," (Ibsen 2). His attitude toward women and toward his wife in general is rather traditional and formal, and Nora does not appear to be that way. Breaking free of him seemed to her to be the best thing to do under the circumstances. In the end, Nora chooses to leave her husband…
However, management needs to keep in mind a budget in order to make this possible (Bolman & Deal, 2008).
A way in which to get everyone to work together the organization can form teams under each division. Each team has a leader that reports to the manager and communication improves because of it. They can also have teambuilding activities once a quarter to help bring about unity, which will empower others to come and allow for "Total Quality Management (TQM)" to occur (Bolman & Deal, 2008). Instead of the negative attitude and the lack of people wanting to go to work, each person feels empowered, and they want to contribute positively. As a result, they choose to encourage others and feel good about helping the customers enjoy their stay at Happy Hotel. Management will then advocate as well as inquire to make sure employees are satisfied, which makes all their…
Bolman, L.G., & Deal, T.E. (2008). Reframing organizations. Artistry, Choice, and Leadership.
Fourth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Coulson-Thomas, C.. (2009, April). Leading and managing change. Management Services,
53(1), 31-37. Retrieved from, ProQuest Database.
(Feldman & Geenbeg, 2005, p. 67) Staffing coodinatos, often nuse leades must seek to give pioity to educational needs as a eason fo adjusting and/o making schedules fo staff, including offeing incentives to staff not cuently seeking educational goals fo assisting in this pioity egadless of the implementation of a tuition eimbusement pogam. (Feldman & Geenbeg, 2005, p. 233)
Nuse Leades as Academic Theoists
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references and Affirmative Action in Making Admissions Decisions at a Predominantly White University. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 31(4), 269.
Burgener, S.C., & Moore S.J. (May-June, 2002) The role of advanced practice nurses in community settings. Nursing Economics 20 (3) 102-108.
Cimini, M.H., & Muhl, C.J. (1995). Twin Cities Nurses Reach Accord. Monthly Labor Review, 118(8), 74.
Cleary, B. & Rice, R. (Eds.). (2005). Nursing Workforce Development: Strategic State Initiatives. New York: Springer.
Daly, J., Speedy, S., Jackson, D., Lambert., V.A., & Lambert, C.E. (Eds.). (2005). Professional Nursing: Concepts, Issues, and Challenges. New York: Springer.
All these professionals work together in order to establish a
rehabilitation plan that works best for each individual. The component
members of the team are subject to change in accordance with each
individual's needs and requirements. Also, the center holds
The Palm Gardens Center does not use volunteers in its activity. The
reason behind this choice relies on the fact that this center is a for
profit organization. All the individuals employed here are paid. Most of
them work full time, but there are also part time employees.
In management's opinion, it is not a good idea to use volunteers,
because people that are not financially motivated tend to not perform their
tasks as good as they are supposed to. Basically, if one wants something
done properly, the activity in cause must be remunerated in accordance.
The Palm Gardens Center is very involved in the life of the…
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2009 from http://www.palmgardenscenter.com/ .
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March 25, 2009 from
3. Palm Gardens Nursing Home, Brooklyn, NY (2009). Hospital Data,
Hospitals and Nursing Homes Profiles. Retrieved March 25, 2009
However, during the early days of her housekeeping, the woman apparently loved what she was doing and at times found some form of excitement in her work, for "merely living kept the blood alive" (line 5). But now in her old age perhaps, this movement between the stove and the sink is an "old habit" as is keeping her household clean so that it remains looking like a real home, all tidy with everything in its place. The woman also seems to be expecting company, perhaps her children or grandchildren, "the calm return," line 9) who often remind her that "this was a game, when it began" (line 10), being her duties in the kitchen and in the house itself.
A find this poem very enjoyable because it describes a situation which almost everyone can relate to. The imagery is excellent and the narrative is rather easy to follow. Most…
This begins by asking a question. In that case, the question would be: Does Sensa cause weight loss without dieting? Background research would then need to be done. This would include any literature and other research information that could be found on Sensa from reputable sources. Information from InStyle and Good Housekeeping would not be considered for this type of research, because these are not reputable magazines from a scientific standpoint. A hypothesis would be constructed from the background research, which would be that Sensa causes weight loss without dieting. From that point, it would be necessary to conduct an experiment to prove or disprove that hypothesis.
An experiment to prove or disprove this hypothesis would need to include a control group, and that group would need to eat the same food and the same quantity of food as those using the Sensa. This is difficult, because everyone metabolizes food…
Braithwaite, J., & Jackson, J. (2006). What is pseudoscience?
Weight loss discovery making national headlines. (2012). How life works. Retrieved from http://www.howlifeworks.com/a/a/?cid=7425aa&AG_ID=520
Successful classroom management is a central component of a productive educational environment. Without it, otherwise valuable learning activities can be rendered less effective or even fruitless. Teachers are acutely aware of this phenomenon and strive to maintain order in their classrooms. While universal tactics, such as proximity, direct instruction, and the provision of high-interest activities, generally prevent potential disarray, there are moments when personalized techniques more successfully address management issues.
The issue of inattentive students is a troublesome one for many teachers. The reasons for distractibility are numerous. However, by thoroughly investigating why a particular student cannot or will not pay attention in class, teachers can more quickly and accurately respond to this dilemma. There is a subpopulation of gifted and talented students who seem to be perpetually lost during large portions of instructional activities. Oftentimes the underlying cause is due to disorganization, rather than disinterest or boredom. These distracted…
At least three customer roles are needed for a marketplace transaction: (Ibid)
1. Buying, choosing a particular product or service;
2. Closing sale by paying for product or service;
3. Consuming or using product or service.
Subsequently, one customer may be a buyer, a payer, or a user; or each of these roles may be filled by an organization; various individuals; or different departments. During the process of transforming a showroom visitor to a used car buyer, it is vital to note that if a seller does not cater to each of these three roles, he may loose the customer.
Insuring a used car's features are the ones the potential customer has in mind and that the vehicle will best satisfy the user's want or need has to be a primary goal of a seller.
The payer role is equally important as without a payer a sale will…
Allen & Unwin. Dividends of Fear: America's $94 Billion Arab Market Export Loss. (2003, July/August). Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, 22, IM1+.
Ambah, Faiza Saleh. "Saudi women recall a day of driving; Women who protested in 1990 reunite as debate over women drivers returns.(WORLD)," The Christian Science Monitor, December 7, 2005.
AUTO PARTS AND SERVICE EQUIPMENT (APS)." (2006). U.S. Commercial Service. Retrieved 22 August 2006. from: https://www.buyusa.gov/saudiarabia/en/120.html.
Boorstinm, Daniel J. (1996). The Columbia World of Quotations. New York: ColumbiaUniversity Press. Retrieved 23 August 2006 at http://www.bartleby.com/66/81/7781.html .
The bungalow style was a major influence in the drastic change of American society and how people lived. It influenced a major shift in gender role of women in society, creating easier housekeeping techniques and greater employment and career opportunities for women by confronting economic and social issues in society using domestic architecture. The simpler home design expressed many tensions of Progressivism in attempting to solve social issues of the time. The transformation brought about new ideas as well as fears that had to be confronted.
The spread of factories from the industrial age left anxiety concerning the loss of independence and masculinity. The middle class population was becoming salaried workers, loosing economic and moral independence. The Progressive Era had created a deep desire to reshape institutions and values as well as faith to reform the people. At the same time, the Arts and Crafts Movement grew in…
Wright, G. (1981). The Progressive Housewife and the Bungalow. In Building the Dream. Pantheon Books.
Hotel Facilities Maintenance
As the proposal for Hotel Montreux enters the next phase, plans for maintenance must be delineated. Proper scheduled maintenance of the facilities systems, buildings, equipment and other features is essential to protect the capital investment and to ensure that Hotel Montreux achieves the international reputation targeted by investors and financiers. This report provides a plan of overall maintenance designed to maximize the investment by ensuring timely and appropriate maintenance and repairs. The sections that follow address the following specific management, care, and maintenance areas:
Guest, employee, and corporate benefits
The recommendations and the overall facilities maintenance plan are based on comprehensive research relevant to the needs of the hotel, its customers, and its investors. Sources include online and print industry journals, hospitality periodicals, industry websites, and authoritative books.
Hotel Montreux is equipped with…
On July 29, 1994, paroled sex offender Jesse K. Timmendequas lured his seven-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka, into his house with the promise of showing her a puppy; one inside, Timmendequas raped and murdered the little girl. One month after the murder, the New Jersey State Assembly passed a law requiring sex offenders to register with a new, statewide database and to inform their neighbors when moving into a neighborhood. This became the basis of the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act (the Wetterling Act) that was passed as part of the omnibus Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Despite some problems implementing this law, it is a sensible piece of legislation that would undoubtedly be passed today.
The bill that came to be known as Megan's Law was officially titled House Resolution 2137 and was sponsored by Republican representative…
"BBC NEWS | UK | The Story of Megan's Law." BBC News - Home. British Broadcasting Company, 10 Apr. 2007. Web. 30 Nov. 2010. .
"N.J. Court: Towns Can't Ban Sex Offenders - U.S. News - Crime & Courts - Msnbc.com." MSNBC.com. MSNBC, 15 July 2008. Web. 30 Nov. 2010. .
Engeler, Amy. "The Problem with Megan's Law." Good Housekeeping. Dec. 2005. Web. 30 Nov. 2010. .
Hohenberg, John. Reelecting Bill Clinton: Why America Chose a "New" Democrat. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1998. Print.
Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, the social historian Alice Kessler-Harris clearly defines the intertwined relationship between full political citizenship in America and full economic citizenship in America. Women's citizenship, that is, full participation in the sphere related to articulating one's political rights, was once often seen as coming to its full fruition after women won the right to vote. However, Kessler-Harris makes clear that even today, because women's work is not perceived as being as necessary and as legitimate as work performed by men, women laborers continue to be discriminated against in political legislation. This discrimination is not only evident in terms of the way that women are treated at work. t is still incorporated and woven into the fabric of pre-existing political social legislation, ideology and rhetoric meant to address the inequities of the workforce. Social Security is only…
In recent years, more and more men have taken on housekeeping duties, and even, in the recent economic downturn evident in America, become full-time child care providers themselves. This has expanded the notion of what constitutes a head of household, and thus changed and shifted the notion of what it means to be a worker in America. Work is not only quantifiable in terms of paid employment. Furthermore, the challenge posed by non-white workers and women to the current feminist movement has made the country more socially aware of such political blindness. The 'right to work' has been a right 'enjoyed' by many non-white women for some years -- however, the right to education and professional work has come to these women with far greater difficulty. However, if these social shifts will change the fundamental political structure of the nation and give rise to a gender-neutral economic citizenship for all laborers still remains to be seen in the future.
Alice Kessler-Harris, In Pursuit of Equity: Men, Women, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in America, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, p.20.
Ibid., pp.173-175; 199-200.
Safety and Health Issues in Meat Processing Industry
In the meat processing industry, health and safety issues are of vital importance, in view of the several risks arising out of microbial contamination of meat and the occupational hazards faced by workers. Past experiences have shown that microbial reproduction in meat and meat products can reach alarming proportions traversing across countries and even continents. The infamous mad cow disease and the foot and mouth disease in cattle has rattled the British meat industry for a considerable period, resulting in loss of image, confidence and erosion of profits. North America's main problem is the widespread prevalence of eschericia coli in meat, more commonly known as the hamburger disease. It is well-known that meat is highly susceptible to attack of bacteria and virus and hence there is a constant need to address this risk. When microbial activity sets in, the quality of meat…
American Meat Industry Fact Sheet: 'Worker Safety in the Meat and Poultry Industry', (2002) Available at www.meatami.com/content/presscentre/factsheets_infobits/FactSheetWorkerSafety.pdf. Accessed 11/28/2003
Brodeur, C. (n.d) Agriculture and Agri-food Canada - 'Meat Safety: The war on bacteria', Available at http://www.res2.agr.gc.ca/orda/pubs/art8_e.htm. Accessed 11/28/2003
Cannon, J.E et. al (1996) 'Pork Chain Quality Audit Survey: Quantification of Port Quality Characteristics', Journal of Muscle Foods (7), 56-62
Chesworth, N (1997) 'Food Hygiene Auditing', Blackie Academic & Professional, London
Healthcare for Mentally Impaired Patients
Probing what information is available about the current status of placement or accommodation and level of personal healthcare available to mentally impaired and emotionally disturbed individuals, it is clear that the analysis is as diverse as there are different mental illnesses. While statistics on managed care treatment for people with severe and disabling mental illnesses are sparse, it is evident that the financial responsibility to care for and house these patients is enormous.
According to Dr. David Satcher, the Surgeon General (1999), approximately 20% of the U.S. adult population has a mental illness. He says, "These illnesses include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, anorexia nervosa, and severe cognitive impairment. More serious mental illnesses include ipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental illness accounts for 15% of overall burden of disease -- more than malignant cancer and respiratory diseases -- and as far back as 1996 the direct cost…
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Callahan, D. (1993, October) Minds and hearts: priorities in mental health services.
The Hastings Center Report.
Fox, M. & Kim, K. (2004, January) Evaluating a Medicaid Home and Community-based Physical Disability Waiver. Family and Community Health. Vol 27: 37.
In order to evaluate whether Fairview County Public Library's affirmative action plan is valid, identifying the basis for its implementation is necessary. Affirmative mainly serves to redress the injustices caused by a society's historical discrimination against people of color, women and other minority groups by leveling the uneven playing ground (Maltz, 2005). Through affirmative action, institutions and organizations attempt to foster diversity in a liberal and democratic society. This is exhibited by prestigious institutions of higher learning. Admission policies on affirmative action have been effective in aligning the balance of opportunity and power whilst ensuring that formerly excluded societal groups are currently included in the system (Bennett-Alexander & Hartman, 2009).
Evidently, the affirmative action plan will be valid when it creates a level playing field for a minority group biased in the current system. It is important to clarify why three of thirty supervisors in the library branches…
Bennett-Alexander, D.D., & Hartman, L.P. (2009). Employment law for business (6th ed.). New
York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Maltz, L. (2005). Affirmative action. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press.
Environmental Accounting DQ
Activity-based costing refers to costing methodologies identifying activities within organizations and assigning relevant costs to each activity against resources. The advisories are presented to all services and products based on the actual consumption of the items. The model assigns exclusive overhead costs to various direct costs in comparison with conventional costing. The ABC plan allows companies to have a sound estimate of cost elements for different products, services, and activities. The element helps in informing the company's decision for purposes of identifying and eliminating the services and products that are unprofitable while lowering prices for the overpriced service and product portfolio.
The application of random percentages in allocation of costs allows ABC to identify the cause and effect elements in objectively assigning costs. With the sequence of activities identified, the extensive costs for activities are attributed to various products to the scope in which…
Work motivation theories can provide some insight into the issues at JC's Casino. One with explanatory power is Maslow's hierarchy (Huitt, 2007). This hierarchy explains human needs as beginning with the most basic ones, needed to sustain life, and moving up to higher order needs such as self-fulfillment and belonging. The issue with the dealers in particular can be understood here. The dealers are paid better at JCs, but are preferring to work for other casinos anyway. What this says is that wherever they work, they are making enough money to live. So better pay is at this point not equating to a more attractive work environment at JCs. What it says is that people are having other needs, such as esteem and belonging needs, met better by other employers, so much so that they are willing to sacrifice some money to meet those needs.
This of course…
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MSG (2016). The role of motivation in organizational behavior. MSG Experts. Retrieved March 2, 2016 from http://www.managementstudyguide.com/role-of-motivation-in-organizational-behavior.htm
Riley, J. (2016). Motivation -- Herzberg (two factor theory). Tutor2U.net. Retrieved March 2, 2016 from http://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/motivation-herzberg-two-factor-theory
Tsai, Y (2011). Relationship between organizational culture, leadership behavior and job satisfaction. BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 11 (2011) 98.
Sean Brosnan was a high school senior. He filled out his applications for college in September of 2015, including an application for early decision to Queens University. In December Brosnan received a thick packet from Queens, which included a glossy brochure entitled, "Welcome to Queens." The first page of the brochure said, "Welcome to Queens!! We are delighted to have you as a member of the university community! We will be holding a place for you in the class of 2020 if you submit a $200 deposit by January 20. We would remind you that by your application for early decision, you indicated your commitment that if you were accepted to Queens, you would withdraw any applications that you have filed to other colleges and universities." The brochure included an "Acceptance Coupon" providing that the signer was making a "definite commitment to attend Queens University during the coming academic year,…
Baranoff, Brockett, and Kahane, "Workers' Compensation Laws and Benefits," Chapter 16,
pages 659 to 707 in Enterprise and Individual Risk Management (v. 1.0).
Employment Contracts: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
Strategic Recommendations for a Reduction of Operating Costs for Burn Care Unit
Burn Care Unit is a healthcare organization operating the 40-bed unit. Since its formation, Burn Care Unit business has been profitable with an increase in revenues, however, the organization has faced challenges in recruiting the professional nurses, which forces them to adopt the Baylor plan. The plan is an overtime policy that adopts 36 hours pay for nurses who work for 24 hours on the weekend. Nurses who work for 60 hours in the weekdays are paid the equivalent of 70 hours. However, the company has recorded high cost of operations because of the policy. Moreover, Burn Care has incurred $800,000 in nurses' payrolls because of the Baylor plan, and based on the recent increase in the costs of operations, the accountant has suggested that the CEO should discontinue the Baylor Plan to reduce the costs of operations.…
Olay Advertisement Analysis
It is without a doubt that the people of the United States and much of the rest of the modernized and industrialized world are extremely focused on beauty, attractiveness and the perceptions of others. This focus and analysis is often pointed inward and towards the self but it also projected and stated outward in many ways as well. Advertisers know this full well and beauty product marketers in particular use that fact and detail as a wedge to sell beauty products. Olay is certainly among the companies that does this and this is easy to see when looking at the way in which they market their creams, lotions and other health/beauty products. While making good faith and provable claims about their products would be fair game, there are some claims and statements they make that are clearly puffery and perhaps bordering on unethical.
So as to…
In an acute care setting, such Veterans Affairs, this objective is executed by educating patients about how to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle after the leave the facility, while in a long-term care setting-such as Cobble Hill-this objective is executed on a daily basis by providing nutritious meals for elderly residents. And finally, in an ambulatory, out-patient care setting-such as Atlantic -- the clinical nutritionist works to support patients in maintaining a diet that addresses their personal healthcare needs, while still living independently within a larger community. Perhaps the most significant similarity between facilities is the notion of nutrition as merely one component of a comprehensive care program; hence the necessity of a clinical nutritional to work in conjunction with a full medical, administrative, and social support staff. The apparent goal of such an approach is to promote multiple aspects of health and well-being among patients, regardless setting or…
Cite Health. (2010). Long Island College Hospital. Retrieved December 19, 2010 from http://citehealth.com/dialysis-centers/new-york/cities/brooklyn/long-island-college-hospital
Cobble Hill Health Center. (2010). Resident Services. Retrieved December 19, 2010 from http://www.cobblehill.org/services
United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (2010). Patient Information. Retrieved December,
19, 2010 from http://www.brooklyn.va.gov/patients/index.asp
ased on the income stream, what is the estimate of the market value of the property this year?
The estimated property value for the building this year would be: $1,723,231.00. This number was calculated by adding the net operating income together, to determine the underlying present value of the asset.
Here are some issues concerning the physical property which may adversely affect its future cash flows. How will you deal with the following? 1. Roof needs $50,000 worth of repair work. 2. Several (6) heat pumps as part of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioner) system need to be replaced at a cost of $5,000 each. A workout facility is planned for the lower level at a cost of $125,000.
The total amount of repairs that the building will need is $205,000.00. This can be broken up over a series of five years, by investing a consistent amount of $41,000.00…
Impressive in Syracuse. (2009). CEOs for Cities. Retrieved from: http://www.ceosforcities.org/blog/entry/2201
Nairn sees these Barbies as being tortured to destroy the doll's perfection, but the same children (I have noticed from observing female relatives) may demand a new Barbie, even after treating the old one carelessly.
Additionally, not all Barbies are disposed of. In fact, there is a thriving industry of adults who collect Barbies. These Barbies embody characters from famous old films, new films, or characters from around the world. Even some Barbies marketed at younger girls that are reasonably priced like those of the Twilight series of Barbies, are clearly not disposable. Barbies run the gamut from the cheap to the beautifully coiffured, yet all of them suggest a model of femininity that is similar: adult and girlish at the same time. Even as early as the 1960s, according to the website "Barbie's Career History," Barbie was used to embody 'acceptable' female occupations for young women, including that of…
Buffamonte, Christina. "Barbie's career history." Good Housekeeping. 2008.
June 23, 2010. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/teens/barbie-dolls-careers
Bindel, Julie. "Con -- Barbie: Dumb blonde or diehard feminist?" The Guardian. December 28,
2008. June 23, 2010.
It would be impractical, for example, to expect Cardiac Medicine, Billing Services, Supply, and Maintenance functions to be supervised by the same individuals. In essence, the many services and functions provided by modern hospitals are so different from one another that they are actually completely distinct operations, each with its own organizational substructure and supervisory hierarchy.
The Hierarchical Nature of Hospital Administration
Generally, the various different areas of hospital services and functions all use a hierarchical supervisory structure. Within medical departments, senior attending physicians supervise residents based on professional seniority and experience. The same is true within nursing services. Other non-medical service areas such as administration and billing function much more similarly to general business offices. Usually, they are headed by a director or supervisor who performs the same role as supervisors responsible for administrating general business offices. Finally, departments such as supply and maintenance operate within a hierarchical structure…
Give at least 3 examples of workers who are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
2. List the three ways exposure to bloodborne pathogens commonly occurs.
3. Describe at least 5 key aspects of a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control
4. Explain how properly used PPE and appropriate housekeeping methods protect against exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
5. List three important steps to take if exposed to a bloodborne pathogen
These are all very specific and measurable goals, which according to Bradshaw and Lowenstein is a vital part of a good lesson plan. The authors of the lesson plan could have stated much vaguer goals, such "the student will become more familiear with exposure to bloodborne pathogens." However, vague objectives like that cannot be accurately measured. So it is good that this lesson plan states exactly what the student should be able to learn.
What is expected of the learner?…
Bradshaw, M.J. & Lowenstein, a.J. (2007) Innovative teaching strategies in nursing & related health professions. 4th ed. Jones & Bartlett Publishers
In rare cases, mothers taught their daughters reading and writing. At 15, girls were expected to marry men their fathers chose for them. Interestingly, this was only the fate of wealthier girls. Peasant girls chose their own husbands when working in the fields (Fisher and Harlan).
According to Tomoko Shimoda, the traditional Japanese family is regarded as very important, also with specific roles for women, men and children. Although Western influence has standardized education and emancipated women, they are still generally regarded as mostly active and highly important in the household. Women maintain the family finances and care for the children, while the role of men is to be engaged in work, which mostly constituted the family business. Both girls and boys are educated, although boys are steered towards taking over the family business while girls are taught housekeeping and accounting skills. In the past, marriages were generally arranged,…
Crystal, Ellie. Ancient Greek Education. http://www.crystalinks.com/greekeducation.html
Fisher, Grant and Harlan, Cheri Beth. The Roles of Men, Women and Children in Ancient Greece. http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/greecerome/Greeceroles1.html
Shimoda, Tomoko. Representations of Parenting and Gender Roles in the Shoshika Era: Comparisons of Japanese and English-Language Parenting Magazines. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies. 14 Jan 2008. http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/articles/2008/Shimoda.html
Domestic Violence at the Root
This presents as the most important issue for family dissolution or divorce among low-income families (Haskins et al. 2005). Research conducted by Kathrun Edin and her team found that many poor mothers are willing to bear children even for men they consider unsuitable for marriage. Often, it is because these women believe they are in love with these men and that having children may improve these men's attitude in the long-term. ut these women are aware that their boyfriends or cohabiters have problems with forging long-term relationships. Quarrels often grow out of chronic infidelity, physical abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction, criminal activity and imprisonment. Research showed that these men harbor similar doubts about their women (Haskins et al.).
Some of the problems in these situations and relationships may be managed by quality marriage education when combined with employment, mental health and other support services…
Bergmann, Barbara R. The Economic Consequences of the Decline of Marriage.
Working Paper 0818, Department of Economics: Johannes Kepler University of Linz, 2008. Retrieved on December 11, 2009 from http://www.econ.jku.at/papers/2008/wp0818.pdf
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Princeton University, 2005. Retrieved on December 11, 2009 from Http://www.heartland.org/custom/semod_policybot/pdf/19317.pdf
For its versatility in eluding new antibiotics, it can be life-threatening. One of these "superbugs" is VRE, which is transmissible by direct hand contact or through surfaces and equipment by anyone, including the health care worker (Capriotti, 2007). VRE has recently spread to the community and the health care sector.
New antibiotics continue to be synthesized to cope with the rapid mutation of the VRE bacteria, but the organisms continue to overtake the drugs (Akins & Haase, 2005). A study conducted on a series of VRE outbreaks in Germany revealed that an estimate of 1 million Euros could be saved with adequate prevention and control of the infection. The use of newer antibiotics is not as cost-effective as prevention. These antibiotics have to be administered with precision and require complementary hygienic precautions on the part of the health care worker. The rising incidence of and serious threats posed by the…
Akins, R.L. And Haase, K.K. (2005). Gram-positive resistance: pathogens, implications and treatment options. Pharmacotherapy: Pharmacotherapy Publications. Retrieved on September 15, 2009 from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/507658
Capriotti, T. (2007). Resistant "Superbugs" create need for novel antibiotics.
Dermatology Nursing: Medscape. Retrieved on September 15, 2009 from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/554935
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These were categorized into three aspects, which the care provider could control for the benefit of the patients. These were satisfaction with the punctuality of the caregiver; the quality of interaction between the patient and the caregiver; and the overall dependability of health care. Promptness or punctuality with care or service was rated most highly by both groups. eing on time affected their functioning and comfort throughout the day, specifically with dressing, bathing and daily activities. Promptness was considered the easiest and most controllable aspect for the provider. The quality of interaction made the patients feel safe, respected and valued. And satisfaction with the overall dependability of health care mostly involved the caregiver's following through with the patient's suggestions, especially those by the more frail patients. This last aspect was also well within the control of the health care provider (Kolodonsky, et al.).#
Champlin, L., (2004), surprising number of…
Champlin, L., (2004), surprising number of U.S. elders do not have health insurance coverage -- not even Medicare (Online). American Academy of Family Physicians.
http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/media/releases/2004/uninsured-elders-4-1-04 (Accessed 18 August 2009).
Cummings, S.M.; Neff, J.A.; and Husaine, B.A. (2003), functional impairment as a predictor of depressive symptomatology: the role of race, religiosity and social support (Online). Health and Social Work, National Association of Social Workers. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb138/is_1_28/ai_n28983552 (Accessed 18 August 2009)
Kolodinsky, J.; Junghun, N.; Lee, J.K.; and Dorzewiczewski, M. (2001). Degree of frailty and elderly satisfaction with personal care services in a community setting (Online). Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, ProQuest Information and Learning Company. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa5516/is_200101/ai_n21465985 . Accessed 18 August 2009).